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Journal Articles & Books
October 2021

This book delivers new conceptual and empirical studies surrounding the design and evaluation of land governance, focusing on land management approaches, land policy issues, advances in pro-poor land tenure and land-based gender concerns. It explores alternative approaches for land management…

Reports & Research
May 2021

L’étude a analysé dans 31 pays l’état de la reconnaissance juridique des droits des peuples autochtones, des communautés locales et des populations afro-descendantes sur le carbone présent sur leurs terres et territoires. Ensemble, ces pays détiennent près de 70 % des forêts tropicales du globe…

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021

México ha transitado por un proceso de cambios territoriales importantes en las últimas décadas; sin embargo, las políticas de vivienda de los últimos años, las modificaciones constitucionales sobre la propiedad agraria y la falta de una aplicación rigurosa de los instrumentos de planeación y de…

Reports & Research
March 2021

Formalisation des droits et informalité des pratiques : Les rapports entre individus, communauté villageoise et administration légale à vingt ans de la réalisation du programme de certification foncière au Mexique
Ce rapport de recherche documente les impacts des politiques publiques…

Journal Articles & Books
March 2021

Today, the Coalition for Urban Transitions releases a new report ‘Seizing the Urban Opportunity’, which provides insights from six emerging economies on how national governments can recover from COVID-19, tackle the climate crisis and secure shared prosperity through cities. Launching as a call…

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021

Property boundaries have a significant importance in cadaster as they define the legal extent of the ownership rights. Among 3D data models, Industry Foundation Class (IFC) provides the potential capabilities for modelling property boundaries in a 3D environment. In some jurisdictions, such as…

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021

Although renewable energy holds great promise in mitigating climate change, there are socioeconomic and ecological tradeoffs related to each form of renewable energy. Forest-related bioenergy is especially controversial, because tree plantations often replace land that could be used to grow food…

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021

Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that…

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021

Expansive learning is a teaching–learning method adopted by the Department of Architecture of Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico, to introduce architectural students to the field of landscape sensitizing. This approach has been especially valuable considering the particular cultural and…

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021

One of the fastest-growing renewable energy sources is solar energy. A strategic step for a well-performing solar project is site identification. The evaluation of site-suitability is a complex task, where multiple qualitative and quantitative criteria, inherent to the territory, are involved.…

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021

The urban heat island (UHI) effect is a global problem that is likely to grow as a result of urban population expansion. Multiple studies conclude that green spaces and waterbodies can reduce urban heat islands. However, previous studies often treat urban green spaces (UGSs) as static or limit…

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021

The present study focuses on identifying and describing the possible proximate and underlying causes of deforestation and its factors using the combination of two techniques: (1) specialized consultation and (2) spatial logistic regression modeling. These techniques were implemented to…